Cut from a polyester-faced Gore-Tex Paclite, the Minimalist feels more like a fattened-up lightweight than a full-on winter jacket. It’s a great bit of kit though, and its lightness and superb packability will appeal to those who prefer to leave their waterproof in the pack as much as possible. The hood’s good: with 3-way adjustment; but the peak’s floppy. The storm flap is pretty flimsy too and only fastens at the top and bottom. The handwarmer pockets are a decent size, although the chest one’s quite small; and it has decent pit-zips.
Fabric: Gore-Tex Paclite
Women’s version: Yes
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